The Third UN High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) Convened -NCDs as the Leading Cause of Death Worldwide-; Health and Global Policy Institute Co-signs NCDs Civil Society Statement
date : 9/28/2018
On September 27, 2018, the Political Declaration of the third UN High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases was adopted by member states including Japan. In response to this Political Declaration, the NCD Alliance, a collaborative platform that has expanded to around 170 countries, and nearly 300 civil society organisations declared a statement. The Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI) aligns with the points outlined and has co-signed this civil society statement.
The global community is working towards accelerating progress towards the prevention and control of NCDs, however it is said that at the current rate of progress, more than half of all countries in the world will fail to meet the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 3.4* by 2030.
In order to confront the current situation and challenges in NCDs prevention and control, HGPI will continue to promote this momentum as Japan’s official NCD Alliance point-of contact. HGPI continues to facilitate global forums within each NCD therapeutic area to crystalize policy issues from patients’ perspectives, to propose necessary policies, and to bring together multi-stakeholders such as industry, academia, policy makers, and civil society including patient leaders from both inside and outside Japan to amass discussion on a level playing field. On May 29, 2018, HGPI hosted the NCD Global Forum for Civil Society, Diabetes Session Patient Leader Workshops and Open Forum.
*by 2030 reduce by one-third pre-mature mortality from NCDs through prevention and treatment, and promote mental health and wellbeing
Read full civil society statement here. (English only)
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